Sunday, February 27, 2011

My 1st blog award!

I am so thrilled and honored to receive this award! Special thanks to Traci from Cricutjunkie Creations for giving me this award!

The Liebster Award is designed to bring new blogs to light. It is a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you may want to share with others. I am here to honor 3-5 blogs to bring awareness to other wonderful blogs.

As a recipient you must share the love and pay it forward by:
1-Creating a post where you blog about the Liebster award & reveal your 3-5 blog picks
2-Let them know you chose them
3-Copy & paste the blog award on your blog
4-Have faith that your followers will rally & show their crafty love back out to those you awarded
5-Have fun!

My 5 picks:
Missy @ Quick Chick Designs
Cathy @ Snip Tuck Design
Jordan @ CuteCuteWorld
Jean @ Jean's Crafty Corner
Robin @ Paper Pizazz Creations

Please be sure to pay these wonderful crafters a visit by checking out their blog! Congrats ladies! 

In other news, I will be a guest designer for More Than Favors on Wednesday, so be sure to come check it out! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Friday, February 25, 2011

The wait is over!

Good morning crafters!

TGIF! Right? The project that I've been working on is being given to my friend Kirstin tonight as her "moving" gift. She is leaving me and moving to Dallas but I guess that just calls for more road trips! So last weekend when we had our girls weekend we stopped at Bucee's and saw these really cute frames and Kirstin took a pic and showed it to me and said "I'm not paying $50 dollars for this, can you make this?" and I course said "YES!" I really had no idea what I was about to get myself into, but I think it turned out pretty darn CUTE! Not bad for my first run!

Well, I won't keep ya'll waiting any longer! Here it is and how I made it!

Step One - Gathered what I needed and set it out!

Step Two - Using brown paint, I painted the entire frame with just one coat! For the cross I bought them pre-cut at Michaels and put three of them together. Then also had a stamp that looked like iron work and just stamped it onto the cross with the brown paint and for the edges I just using some more brown paint all the way around!

Step Three - Adhered all the pretty stones with a hot glue gun and it worked well for me! Now it is finished! Isn't it so pretty?

Step Four - Wrapped it up of course! You don't want to spoil the surprise!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

You're me Lucky Charm!

I know its another late evening, but it seems as though this is the only time I can post lately! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thursday! I am so looking forward to the weekend!

Lily, my English Bulldog has decided that she be tucked into bed every night now... my goodness this dog is spoiled, lol! But hey since I don't have any kids to spoil yet, might as well be her!

My big project I've been working on will be posted tomorrow so be watching! As for now here is a card I made for my boss at work and there is a little bit of a story behind it. About 17 years ago, she met her friend on St. Patrick's Day and they quickly become great friends! And every year since then they get together on St. Patrick's Day and exchange cards! How cool is that? This year she came to me to make the special card so here is what I came up with:


Spring Holiday Cards Cart (You're Me Luck Charm cut @ 5 1/4" with Real Dial Size On)
Black and Green Cardstock (Card size is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2")
Iced Got Flowers? Limeade - Prima Marketing Inc.
Making Memories Tool Kit and Brads for Flowers
ATG gun

As always, ENJOY!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Tuesday!

Hope ya'll are having a wonderful week so far! Mine has been slow moving but the weather has been beautiful here in Texas!

So... my friends mom has a entire suitcase full of craft and scrapbooking FUN and I picked some things out of their to borrow for a little while! I'm so looking forward to using all this stuff! Thanks Mendy!

Thought I'd enter the CCCC #7 Challenge this week! Here is what I came up with:

Paisley Cart (Shoe cut @ 3")
Black, White and Teal Cardstock
Pink by Design Designer Shoes Stamp Set
Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots & Swirls Embossing Folders)
Jewel Embellishment
ATG gun, Glue Dots, Black Pigment Ink


Monday, February 21, 2011

FCCB Challenge Me Monday #48

This is a VERY late post, couldn't sleep well so this is what I filled my time with! The challenge over at FCCB is to make a project and incorporate some type of embossing. I went ahead and just used one of my cuttlebug folders for this one!

Cuttlebug Spots & Dots Embossing Folder
Brown, Tan & Aqua Cardstock - DCWV (Card size is 5 1/2" x 81/2")
Ribbon & Jewel Embellishments - Michael's
Flower from Plantin Schoolbook Cart (Cut @ 1.5")
Tags from Mini Scrapbook Kit
ATG gun

P.S. - I am working on this really neat project and can't wait to show it to ya'll at the end of the week!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Look what I came home to!

Just got in from Dallas and I had a couple of treats for me in my mailbox! Can't wait to try these out... I'm going to have so much fun!

My gift from Barb @ BugBites!
LOVE the sweet thank you card she sent with it!

Pink Cricut Stamps! So exciting!
Am looking forward to making some GREAT projects with these! ♥

Friday, February 18, 2011

In Dallas

Just wanted to let ya'll know that I will be in Dallas this weekend enjoying some outstanding Texas Country Artists!  28 different bands, 5 stages! How cool! Will be back on Monday with some more projects! Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Quick Post

Hi all! So I've come to the realization that I can't function very well without my better half, but I think after this week I should get it figured out.

Thought I'd share a quick project I put together this morning and I went ahead and entered it into this week's Wacky Wednesday challenge over at More Than Favors! The challenge was to make anything wedding themed!

Here it is!

Plantin Schoolbook Cart (Bag cut @ 7")
Pink Cardstock - DCWV
Dimensional Sticker - Jolee's Boutique
ATG gun, Tissue Paper

Have a WONDERFUL Thursday! ENJOY!

Monday, February 14, 2011

I WON/Another Challenge Me Monday!

Bugbites reached 100 followers and I was the lucky winner...this made my day! Be sure to go over to her blog and check it out!
Look what fantastic cart I won:

Have plenty of scraps laying around so I thought I'd make a mini-card out of them! I've entered this into the FCCB Challenge Me Monday as well and thought I'd use my own hand-writting on the card!

Paisley Cart (Umbrella & Boots cut @ 1 1/2")
Card size (4 1/2" x 7")
Green, Pink & Black Cardstock Scraps
Stickles & Jewel Embellishments
Fiskars Border Punch

Hope everyone had a GREAT Valentine's Day! ENJOY!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

4 weeks to go!

Today was a very hard day for me... Tyson left for the rig and I miss him SO MUCH already! These next few weeks are gonna be a little tough, but this just calls for more time with the Cricut!

My goal for this month: Finish our Wedding Album! ... So I've done a couple more projects and just wanted to share them with ya'll. The first is a thank you card & the second is a request from my lil sis!



For Thank You Card:
Tie the Knot Cart (Thank you cut @ 3" & Flourish4 cut  @ 2")
Black Cardstock ( 5 1/2" x 8 1/2")
Gold Cardstock (5 1/4 " 4 1/4")
Black Ribbon & Jewel Embellishments - Michael's
For Giraffe:
Paisley Cart (Giraffe & Just Be You! cut @ 6" )
Pink Patterned Paper, White, Black & Green Cardstock
Black Color Box Pigment Ink for edges of paper
ATG gun, glue dots, Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesiv
Tuxedo Bow
ATG gun & Glue Dots

Thank you all for your wonderful comments, I love reading all of them and am glad to have such GREAT followers! Hope you enjoy these two projects!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Early Valentine's!

Evening bloggers!

My husband ships off tomorrow for Egypt so we celebrated our Valentine's early! Just wanted to share this quick card I made for him with ya'll!


Cricut Classic Font Cart ( I ♥ You cut @ 3")
Polka Dot Paper - DCWV Adhesive Paper
Red Cardstock - DCWV Cafe Mediterranean
Black (8" x 8") -DCWV Scalloped Cardstock Stack
Stickles, Heart Embellishment & Ribbon - Michael's


Friday, February 11, 2011


Hey all!

Am a little excited about this post today... I had my first custom request from someone! How exciting! Plus... my business cards are in! YAY! I have a long way to go before I open up a shop but I'm not giving up! And for all those who don't know, I do lots of graphic designing on the side, so that's where most of my time is spent other than going Cricut crazy!

A gal I work with said she's been looking for something to give her boyfriend but was just not finding anything so she came to me! She just wanted something simple that included a black/white picture of them and a treat box so here is what I came up with ( This is also my Wacky Wednesday Valentine's submission!):


Plantin Schoolbook Cart (Heart cut @ 2" & Background Heart cut @ 1 3/4")
Black Cardstock (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
Red Cardstock - DCWV Cafe Mediterranean (4" x 5 1/4")
Ribbon - The Paper Studio
Tuxedo bow & Jewel Embellishments - Michael's
HP Photo Paper for the Photo
Inside box size ( Black -1 3/4" x 5 1/4" & Red - 1 1/2" x 5")
ATG gun, Glue Dots, Hot Glue Gun
Tie the Knot Cart (Heart box cut @ 6")
Plantin Schoolbook Cart (left over hearts from card cut-out)
Ribbon - The Paper Studio
Felt Red Heart and Jewel Embellishment - Michael's
ATG gun, Glue Dots, Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive
ENJOY and have a wonderful Friday!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

More to come...

I know I said I was going to post on Wednesday, but my power was out at our house for nearly 5 hours. There was 83K without power in my city yesterday cause of a down transmission line.

Been working on a special request for a gal I work with and it's looking so CUTE! I will DEFINITELY post it tomorrow! I should also have plenty of time this weekend to do a couple more projects! 

So don't worry, lots of creativity coming your way! Good night all!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

FCCB Share the Love Crawl!

I'm so a night owl, come to find out... I've decided to join in the FUN at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog! Below is their Share the Crawl link so that you all can go and check out the fantabulous work the Design Team and others did!

 Fantabulous Cricut

The challenge was to make anything as long as it has the word LOVE in it. And as always with their challenges, their must be at least one Cricut cut on the project!

Here's what I came up with:

Sugar and Spice Lite Cart (Love cut @ 2 1/4")
Black Cardstock
Aqua and Dark Pink Cardstock - DCWV All About Girls Cardstack
Black  & Pink Heart Cardstock - DCWV Rockstart Matstack
Stickles (Used for ribbon stiching and hearts on upper right corner)
Jewel Embellishments & Champagne Ribbon - Michael's
ATG gun, Glue Dots, Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive

Hope you all enjoy! Be back tomorrow with another GREAT Wacky Wednesday submission!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Superbowl Sunday!

Good evening everyone!

I've enjoyed the day... neither a Steelers fan or a Green Bay packers fan so I decided to root for the BEST COMMERCIAL tonight, lol. My favorite was probably the Doritos commercial with the pug running towards the 'glass door' and the girl was worrried about the dog getting hurt and it turns out that the guy holding the bag of doritos got creamed. My 2nd pic would probably be the Kroger/Nolan Ryan one!

Anyways, before the kickoff I made some delicious peanut butter bars to take to a friends house and just wanted to share them with everyone! And best of all, I used my Cricut for these and they were so much fun!

Plantin School Book Cart (Circle  cut @ 2")
Printed Team Logos
Green &Yellow Textured Cardstock
ATG gun

Have a GREAT night and congrats to all the Packers fans!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wacky Wednesday on Thursday!

Hope everyone is staying warm out there! Tonight I'm just enjoying a nice big fire and some delicious hot chocolate... nothing could be better!

I finally got around to my submission for the More Than Favors Wacky Wednesday challenge. The challenge was to create something using the colors yellow, blue and white. I say this every week, but I just love these challenges... they are so much fun!

In other news, I'm thinking about having my first ever booth at a local craft show! What do you think? If anyone has any suggestions or pointers for me, I'd love the feedback!

Owl Sentiment:

Sentiments Cart (Owl cut @ 3" & Tag cut @ 5")
Blue, Yellow, Patterned and Glitter Cardstock - DCWV Whimsy Matstack
Color Box Brown Pigment Ink
Pop Dots, Glue Dots, ATG gun & Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

It's Wednesday and its FREEZING in Texas!

Good morning all!

Today I just want to sit in front of the fire with a blanket and watch TV all day! Is that bad?

Anyways... I've been working on a couple of projects and wanted to share them with ya'll. Will probably have my Wacky Wednesday submission up tomorrow... its another color challenge this week using the colors Yellow, Blue & White! For more details and to see some fantastic projects, just go over to More Than Favors!

Here are a couple of projects:

Cindy Loo Cart (Treat box cut @ 6" and Daily Shadow cut @ 2")
Pink & Patterned Cardstock
Flower/Jewel Embellishments, Pink, Green Polka Dot Ribbon - Michael's
ATG gun, Glue Dots & Sewing Machine


Finished Project:

Cindy Loo Cart (Paisley3 cut @ 2.5")
Sugar n Spice (Key to my Heart cut @ 1.25")
Teal, Pink, Cream & Brown Vinyl - Expressions Vinyl
Pink Frame - Big Lots
Glitter Cardstock - DCWV Bon Voyage Travel Stack
Jewel Embellishments - Michael's
ATG gun & Transfer Tape for Vinyl

For all those who are enduring this winter storm, stay warm & safe! Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone and as always ENJOY!